The first table below looks at the demand for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Belfast region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 16 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing XML 3 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.23% 4.48% 2.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.68% 13.95% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +9.20%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
31 43 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 33.33% 32.09% 28.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 29 18
Average daily rate £388 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
XML
County Antrim

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Belfast region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Belfast region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

XML
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML.

1 3 (75.00%) Streaming Video
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) Android
1 3 (75.00%) Video on Demand
1 3 (75.00%) Android Development
1 3 (75.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (50.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Swing

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Android Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) Swing
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Streaming Video
1 3 (75.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) Android Development
2 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Google